Poison centre reveals toll of pandemic’s ivermectin fad

Drug did nothing to help against Covid, doctors say, but caused serious side effects

14 August 2022 - 00:00

Use of the antiparasitic drug ivermectin to treat or prevent Covid resulted in an unprecedented spike in poisoning cases in SA, with the Western Cape’s poison helpline recording a 12-fold increase in the first year of the pandemic.  ..

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